CashCourse® will be retiring on July 31, 2021. Learn more about this decision.

Announcing the Retirement of NEFE's Educational Programs

Financial education has come a long way since NEFE launched its first resource in 1984. With so much change in the financial and technological landscape over the past four decades, we understand the importance of adapting to the evolving needs of our field.

With the development of our 2019-2024 strategic plan, we’ve critically considered where our efforts are most needed. To that end, our intention over the next year is to transform NEFE into an institute that advances high-impact scholarly research and facilitates collaboration with practitioners, advocates and policymakers.

To successfully devote more of our resources to this kind of leadership, we have made the decision to retire CashCourse at the end of the 2020-2021 academic year.

Our Changing Strategy

Our goal always will be to advance the frontier of financial education now and for future generations. We are one of many organizations working on solutions to this challenge and understand our responsibility to evolve as needs transform. Retiring CashCourse allows us to pursue other critical initiatives that help advance the field towards new levels of excellence and to consider where we can have the greatest impact in financial education by elevating research, access, quality and efficacy.

We are committed to leading and encouraging collective impact to improve financial well-being. As an institute, NEFE will fully embrace our role as a guiding voice for research and practical thought leadership.

Celebrating Our History and Impact

When we launched our flagship program, the High School Financial Planning Program® (HSFPP), in 1984, it was one of the first high-quality, free financial education curricula. Seeing a need for quality financial education curricula serving college students, NEFE created the CashCourse program in 2007. As one of the front-runners in financial education for college-age young adults, it serves more than 1,200 private and public 4-year and 2-year colleges and universities in 53 U.S. states and territories.

CashCourse has served hundreds of thousands of learners throughout the years. NEFE will build on the impact of these programs as we expand our work in research-to-practice.

Planning for the 2020-2021 School Year

Over the coming months, NEFE will work with our network of educators and practitioners to ensure a smooth conclusion to the academic year. CashCourse will operate through July 31, 2021.

We are sensitive to the disruptions this change may cause, especially considering the long-term nature of many of our partnerships. Our goal is to support the instructors, counselors, learners and consumers who use NEFE resources, and give ample time to find alternate resources.

We’re encouraged to see that financial education is well supported by many nonprofits, states and schools. We admire and respect the organizations providing quality financial education resources, and we’re confident that educators are in good hands.

We are committed to keeping everything on the CashCourse website available through the 2020-2021 academic year, until July 31, 2021. After July 31, 2021, the CashCourse website will be taken down and will no longer be available.

Driving Our Mission

Although we are refocusing our work, the core of NEFE’s foundation is not changing. Our drive to support teachers, educators and researchers is still our priority. We are proud of the impact our programs have had for more than 35 years and we celebrate their legacy. Together we will find new and innovative ways to create a nation where everyone has the knowledge, confidence and opportunity to live their best financial life.